I tend to be pretty leery of most things I see on Facebook claiming to be factual, and with today being April Fools Day, my "B.S. Detector" was on high alert. So when I saw the Evansville Police Department claim to enter into a partnership with local satire news page, The Tri-State Beet on their Facebook page, I was instantly skeptical.
Evansville Police Chief Billy Bolin encourages his officers to step out of their vehicles from time to time and interact with residents of the neighborhoods they keep watch over. Two of those officers took those words to heart when they stopped to play a little basketball with a few kids on Harlan Avenue.
Taking place at Ivy Tech Community College on 1st Avenue in Evansville July 10th and 11th, the seminar is open to school administrators and law enforcement officers, and will focus on the history of school shootings, the psychology of shooters, and more.
Despite their perceived reputation as people who are trying to make life tougher on the public, the police officers I know are good-hearted men who are out to enforce the law and protect the public from the dangers of the world. This video is proof of that.
Have a concern about something going on in your neighborhood, or just looking to shoot the breeze with one of Evansville's finest about the weather? You can do both at the Evansville Police Department's "Coffee With a Cop" this Tuesday.